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Miller: “I was happy with about 90% of our race”

Miller: “I was happy with about 90% of our race”

A fierce battle involving all of the top Open class riders at the Gran Premio Movistar de Aragon saw Jack Miller end 19th.

The start of the Aragon GP was positive for Jack Miller, the Australia charging through the field and fighting with the likes of Aspar MotoGP Team teamamtes Nicky Hayden and Eugene Laverty for the final points. Tyre degradation soon became an issue for the LCR Honda rider, causing Miller to slow his pace in the closing five laps of the race. Miller made the decision to end the race as opposed to push and risk yet another crash, bringing his Open Honda home in 19th.

There’s not a week off before the MotoGP™ World Championship head to Asia for the triple-header, three races back-to-back. During this period Miller will get to race in front of his home fans at the Australian GP and also race at Sepang, a circuit where he has a great deal of MotoGP™ experience at due to winter testing.

Jack Miller: “I was happy with about 90% of our race.  It was really, really good all the way through until about five laps to go, then the front tyre gave way and it was too much as we were already struggling with the rear. After that I couldn’t hold the pace of the group any more and I had to slow down otherwise I would have crashed.”

“For most of the race I was pushing to close the gap on the brakes from what I was losing on the gas and it was working, unfortunately the tyre let us down at the end. We are happy as we stayed in that big group for a long period and gained a lot of experience, but we will just have to keep working hard on the set-up of the bike.”


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